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15 Oct 2018
Andrea Luccioli mentre sorride


The summer is ending and a year has gone by. Oh no, my dear Stefano Rota and Stefano Righi (otherwise known as the Musical duo of the Righeria), your summer song from the 80s which torments our conversations from the end of August to the end of September, is a huge lie. Why? To make it to the end of the year we are still missing three months and two numbers of The Mag, including the one you are reading. […]

15 Oct 2018
Lenny in concerto a Città di Castello

Simply Lenny

By Helena Palazzoli Hi Lenny it is lovely to meet you and it is a pleasure to have you in Città di Castello. I hope you had a safe trip? «Yes, Yes thank you. Thank you for having us». After the worldwide success of your song Hell.o, who are you today and what projects are you currently working on? «An interesting question ‘who are you’, I am still trying to figure that out! Quite a lot! I guess I am […]

16 Aug 2018
Casting the Castle - 2018

Casting the Castle – Civitella Ranieri Foundation

Last Saturday, June 30th, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation opened their regal space to the public, rich with history and, for this occasion, enhanced with activities directed towards giving back an unedited image. The 11th century castle was in fact, the location for Casting the Castle, a project that was conceived and developed by Saverio Verini, born out of the desire to sensitise the view and perception of the public about this small heritage of works, offering at the same time […]

14 Jun 2018
Andrea Luccioli mentre sorride


I see my first editorial a little like this. A semi dark room. Many chairs around my chair. Every place is taken. The light is on me. And I say, “Hi, I’m Andrea”. And you all “Hi Andrea”. This to say that from today on I will feel a little more observed than usual, that I will tell of myself and I will tell stories, of people and much more. In other words, we will read each other often. Because […]

01 Jun 2018
Cristina Crisci - the Mag

It all makes sense

When I arrived in June 2013, The Mag had just been born. I didn’t know what I would have done and what direction we would have taken: it was about a new challenge for everyone. From that day we published more than 30 numbers. After 5 years I can say that it has been an important experience: fun moments, others difficult. I’ve met hundreds and hundreds of people, told interesting stories, thanks to the vocation of this magazine: give value […]

05 Apr 2018

Underground inspirations

Burridocumenta is a new word that adds a multimedia piece to the already wide and unique museum of the master’s art in Città di Castello: an entire wing with hundreds and hundreds of images, information, photographs and interesting facts, on touch screens and interactive media. This is the third cover we dedicate to Burri in three years, in the wake of a very long centennial which now opens a virtual dimension, allowing visitors, but also students, to truly immerse themselves […]

06 Mar 2018
Matteo Casilli - la copertina di Musician

Matteo Casilli – MUSICIAN Author’s Portraits

Matteo Casilli is a young Roman photographer who has done something so simple that no one had thought of before: put the characters of the Italian music scene against the wall, get a camera and take portraits in black and white (261 of them!) to then make a book, beautiful, which is called “Musician“ by Andrea Luccioli Then those from Marvis Labl arrived, discographic label and artistic laboratory, who thought well to print Matteo’s project. It seems that this thing […]

06 Mar 2018


The idea was to have a house on two levels, but able to be used as if it were only one. At a stone’s throw from the city walls, in the beginning the liveable spaces were developed on one floor, where a living area was created, while the attic which was a loft, changed its look, becoming a bedroom. All of it was patterned after an idea of continuity in shapes, materials and colors, where white respects them all, diminishing […]

30 Dec 2017

Kate Tempest – EATING CHAOS

Let them eat caos: it is a disc, it is a poem, a poem to read out loud, as the author asks at the beginning of the book. Kate Tempest and her band have brought their work around all over the world, including the triumphal concerts at the latest Glastonbury festival and the Primavera Sound in Barcelona. And yet it all started with Civitella Ranieri, from our area, much earlier than Glastonbury and Barcellona: it is there that in 2015, […]

29 Dec 2017

the colors of winter

by: mokacomunicazione, model: Martina Anderini, photo: Molotovstudio Post simili Our Home – A warm nest, like wood EXCUSE ME, WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR NEW YEARS EVE? Simply Lenny Our Home – CONTEMPORARY VINTAGE LIFE IN COLOR SUMMER IS MAGIC Casting the Castle – Civitella Ranieri Foundation IMMERSED IN GREEN A VILLA OF MATERIALS AND DESIGN

28 Dec 2017

Nuvolo in New York – The sky in a cloth

At the Di Donna Gallery in Manhattan, the success of the fabric of the Tiferno artist in his first American retrospective by Giuseppe Sterparelli There is little blue in the New York selection by Germano Celant in exhibition at the new and very active gallery of Emmanuel Di Donna; that of Cuciti a Macchina (Machine Sewn) by Nuvolo, poetic alter ego of Giorgio Ascani (1926/2008), which is a material sky, still grey in places, it is the horizon of tangible […]

22 Dec 2017


The strong point of this place is the view of the landscape, and to make sure that it is the true protagonist of the house, thanks to the large openings to the outdoors, the owners wanted essential and minimal furnishings to which they matched some elements of traditional furniture, with colors that are in harmony with the tone of the structure of the house. To make the country house more contemporary with its traditional structure in stones and wood beams, […]

22 Dec 2017
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


When the December/January number arrives I always feel a strong call to chart out an evaluation of what has been up until now, of what will be and of what I would like to happen. Among other things the editorial staff tell me this is also the number that marks our five years of life. They seem few. In reality they are many. But I don’t want to do evaluation because then I become sad and my idea had been, […]

21 Dec 2017
Fabio Mariacci portrait


From Fabio Mariacci’s study you can see rolling Umbrian hills, but on his paintings you won’t find a trace of our landscapes; geometry fills his paintings with decisive colors and futurist brush strokes. By Claudia Belli photo Molotovstudio Convinced self-taught and a protagonist for many years in the Tiber Valley artistic community, Fabio Mariacci discovered his passion for art at a very early age and since then he has not stopped experimenting. He paints colors and shapes, trying to reproduce […]

21 Dec 2017


GIORGIO ASCANI, NUVOLO, A STORY The year is 1944, we are in full Resistance. Name of the battle by partisan: Nuvolo, because he would appear and disappear in the Umbrian hills. He was unpredictable. From then on, the eighteen-year-old Giorgio Ascani, that very-poetic name would bring it with him for his whole life. No more as a militant of the San Faustino brigade, but as an artist. by Cristina Crisci & Marco Polchi He was an experimenter, a visionary, technically […]

20 Dec 2017

Looking beyond

Under the sky of this beginning of autumn which, in our parts is tinged with blue, we look beyond the confines of time and distance to discover and rediscover Nuvolo, artist from Città di Castello. He died in 2008, leaving a very rich archive of works, realized with a style of pure avant-guard which has nothing to envy of the best present-day experimenters. Twenty some of his works are exhibited in New York until January, in the Di Donna Gallery […]

21 Aug 2017

The White House

Up until a short time ago, Silvia and Riccardo’s apartment was an 80’s style car showroom. Thanks to the open layout of the old building, the space was divided into the most functional and interesting way possible. The ceilings have all been lowered to diminish the height of the commercial space and the rooms are well-lit by the large windows, made from scratch and shaded by automatic awnings in aluminum. by Lucia Fiorucci / style Meozzi Mobili They both love […]

27 Jun 2017

On the edge of ethics – Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli tells of his past «of when, we didn’t have a lira, but we were happy», and to the youth who are in search of work, he says: «Your CV? Better to bring it in person, ring the doorbell of the company and present yourself». By Cristina Crisci – photo of Brunello Cucinelli by Sante Castignani (on the top) & Atvreport (in the article) Brunello Cucinelli, with his lesson suspended between ethics, entrepreneur, philosophy of life and stock activity, […]

22 Jun 2017

A day with Elio Germano

Men, beast, city and things: a day with Elio Germano Text Michele Corgnoli – Photos by Elio Germano: Giovanni Santi – A special thanks to Andrea Merendelli and to the sta of the E etto K association Translator’s note: the quotes in bold are taken from Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdiand Céline, read by Elio Germano in the show the 13th of May at the Anghiari Theatre. First Part Short account of a lunch and of […]

20 Apr 2017


The stage is a little bit like the second home of Damiano Zigrino, he lives it in the foreground as singer of the Jolebalalla and behind the scenes which are backgrounds to the stories of his puppets. But as for the music so is for the theatre of puppets, there is a long preparation before the art can go on stage; from the writing of the texts to the creation of the small and large characters in wood and foam […]

28 Feb 2017


At the Illuminati Theatre in Città di Castello, in exclusive for Umbria, a historic interpretation by Giuliana De Sio in «Notturno di donna con ospiti», a cult text by Annibale Ruccello. On stage with De Sio, Gino Curcione, Rosaria De Cicco, Andrea De Venuti, Francesco di Leva, Luigi Iacuzio, for the direction of Enrico Maria Lamanna. By Massimo Zangarelli Mrs. De Sio, this job is becoming a classic, in particular «your» classic seeing that you brought it on stage twenty […]

27 Feb 2017

Ilaria Margutti – The soul in the embroidery

Ilaria Margutti delves in the deepest parts of her subjects, especially female ones, starting from the outer surface of the bodies and leaving space for the fascination of the mysteries they hide. To do this, she uses new and at the same time antique techniques. In her laboratory in Sansepolcro, Ilaria embroiders introspective portraits on canvasses; with thread, she designs unpredictable dramas which transform themselves in faces and bodies, behind which are hidden stories that are impossible to tell all […]

15 Feb 2017

Of art and beauty – Editorial

Under the sign of Alberto Burri. It is because in his artist universe the prints represent a lesser known section, maybe less valued, but not for this are they less fascinating. It is because the entire collection (200 works) will be displayed in its entirety giving life to the third museum dedicated to Burri. It will also be because in this way Città di Castello will become the city with the largest artist’s museum in all the world: those who […]

06 Dec 2016


It is May 2011. Giacomo Sintini, Jack for everyone in the volleyball world, he is thirty-two years old, a beautiful wife, Alessia, and a daughter who is just a little more than two years old, named Carolina. Jack is a champion in his sport, he has won championships, cups, and European championships, he has just signed a contract with an important Polish team: he wants to go to the Olympics in London in 2012 with Italy. by Stefano Signorelli But […]

18 Oct 2016
Vinicio Capossela seduto su una poltrona con la chitarra fra le braccia e luce morbida da una lampada


With the concert-show «Polvere» Vinicio Capossela tells stories of the earth and says: Putting together scenes from a musical disc helps you to personally understand your own ideas. written by Andrea Luccioli – main photo by Luca Zizioli Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the great folk theatre, made of the music, visions and legends of Vinicio Capossela. Yes, because «Polvere», the show brought to the Giardini del Frontone in Perugia is exactly this: a stage where imaginary things become powerfully […]

11 Aug 2016

Cecilia Morini – from CITTÀ di CASTELLO to RIO 2016: IN THE MIND OF CHAMPIONS

«Motivation, concentration, trust, managing emotions». Sports psychologist Cecilia Morini immediately explains the four main factors that can transform a good competitor into a champion or, the opposite, if one of these factors wavers, jeopardizing the progress. For Doctor Morini, 2016 will not be an ordinary summer; working together with Arianna Errigo, silver individual and gold team foil fencer in London 2012. And Matteo Piano, centre in the national Volleyball team and ex Città di Castello player, she will head to […]

10 Aug 2016


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10 Aug 2016


Hidden, reserved, on the top of a hill that faces the greenest and most brilliant part of the Upper Tiber River Valley. Here a marvelous villa of about 450 square metres appears, in the midst of a true and real earthly paradise of olive trees, roses and lavender. And to think that until about 2006, what is now a beautiful renovated country house was just a simple, abandoned ruins, as we can uncover still many in both Umbria and Tuscany. […]

24 Jun 2016


«Perugia is a city with an educational and healing beauty: here you are able to forget many terrible things for a little while and to remember why the things that are not terrible must be protected with as much determination and intelligence as possible. Meetings that take place here have fostered this perception: little festivals like CaLibro and associations like Nemo are the proof that there is a strong cultural resistance that is willing to survive at least as long […]

24 Jun 2016

The shape of water

A competitive spirit, love of the sport, but above all friendship and a desire to be together.  These are the ingredients of the Upper Tiber Valley Polisport swimmers’ group : a close-knit team that brings together people of all ages, from 20 to nearly 80 years old. by Marco Montedori – ph: Enrico Pauselli It’s a diverse partnership that boasts a history of over 30 years, explains one of the leaders, Valentino Cerrotti. Its origins date back to the early eighties, […]